Liverpool 1-1 Hearts

Reds edge past brave Hearts

August 30, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Anfield
Many a newcomer at Anfield has arrived eager to taste Liverpool's traditions but they are not always something to savour. For Brendan Rodgers, this was almost an unwelcome experience to produce a place on the roll of dishonour. For three minutes, this threatened to be his Northampton, his Reading, his Barnsley, his Grimsby, his unwanted cup exit to unfancied opponents. Then Luis Suarez shimmied, sprinted and shot from an acute angle.

Extra-time and embarrassment were averted, the job ...

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